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From immersive creator Charlotte Mikkelborg, and an award winning VR team, Fly allows you to become a time-travelling pilot—from the earliest imaginings of Leonardo Da Vinci and his ornithopter, to the Wright Brothers’ success on Kitty Hawk Beach and, ultimately, into one potential future of flight.

  • Charlotte Mikkelborg
    The Journey, Born into Exile
  • Charlotte Mikkelborg
    The Journey, Born into Exile
  • Picture This Productions
    The Journey, Born into Exile
  • Jo Froggatt
    Key Cast
    Liar, The Commons, Downton Abbey, Dark Angel
  • Amaury La Burthe
    Creative Technologist
    Spheres, Unrest, Notes on Blindness
  • Glen Winchester
    Key Collaborators
    Mission Impossible, Ready Player One
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality
  • Genres:
    Historical, Scifi, Documentary, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    320,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • Tribeca Film Festival (combined with Cannes - held as virtual festival due to Covid)
    New York
    United States
    June 24, 2020
    North American Premier
    Official Selection
  • Raindance Film Festival 2020
    United Kingdom
    October 25, 2020
    European Premier
    Winner Best VR Documentary Experience
  • VR Awards
    United Kingdom
    November 5, 2020
    Finalist, Best VR Experience 2020
  • Stereopsia
    December 16, 2020
    Lumiere Awards for Best VR Experience (educational)
Director Biography - Charlotte Mikkelborg

Lauded by Vice as one of the “female filmmakers revolutionizing how we see the world”, Charlotte Mikkelborg is a British director and producer - who first gained recognition as a BBC foreign correspondent - and has more recently become known for her work directing gripping character-driven non fiction film and virtual reality. Charlotte’s work packs an emotional punch with the aim of driving social change. Her 2016 virtual reality short Born into Exile - the harrowing yet hopeful story of two pregnant Syrian refugees – screened in the US Houses of Congress and at the first UN Special Summit on Refugees. While Charlotte's latest 360 film 'The Journey' premiered at SXSW 2018 and was winner of the 61st Cine Golden Eagle Award for Best VR Short. Charlotte's latest work, Fly, was Winner of Best Documentary Experience at Raindance Film Festival 2020, a Lumieres Award for Best VR Edutainment at Stereopsia 2020, Finalist for Best VR Experience 2020 in the VR Awards and nominated the Best UK Immersive Experience by UKRI 2020.

Charlotte was chosen as a mentor on the Google/Youtube Immersive Creator's Lab 2018 and was selected as the Arts Council's experiential ambassador to the Future of Storytelling Festival in New York. Charlotte also mentors on University College London's Immersive Media Course.

Charlotte’s work continues to explore how we can harness fast developing interactive technology for more emotionally resonant storytelling.

Selective filmography
2021 Violating Peace
2020 Tudors Augmented - in production
2020 Through the Cracks
2019 Creator 'Fly' VR
2019 Writer/Director Changing Fortunes of the Mediterranean 6 x 52min TV hours and 6 x 360 shorts - development complete.
2018 Director/Producer 360 experience 'The Journey' - Winner 61st Cine Golden Eagle Award Best VR Short
2017 Director/Producer 360 film 'Born into Exile' - Finalist 60th Cine Golden Awards
2016 Producer 'Hidden War on Women' - Channel 4
2014 Consultant Producer 'Story of a Girl' - interactive series
2009 Dir. 'Building 173' - 52mins - selected for Oscar qualifying film festivals & broadcast in 26 countries.
2008 Producer dramatic feature 'Made in China' (Winner Grand Jury Prize SXSW 2009) - Sundance Channel - 80mins
2007 Self shooting AP ‘The Human Spider’ (Silver Ace Award, Las Vegas Film Festival) - Channel 4 - 52mins

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